flathead catfish


a yellow and brown catfish, Pylodictus olivaris, common in the central U.S., having a flattened head and a projecting lower jaw.

Origin of flathead catfish

First recorded in 1940–45
Also called goujon, mudcat, shovelnose catfish, spoonbill catfish.
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